June Reads

In June I read the Laundry Files by Charles Stross. Some good parts, some not so interesting parts. Once I get into a series it takes a lot to deter me from finishing. I also read Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits and it surprised me. More about these books and others after the list. By the end of the month I’d read 99 books.

June’s Reading List

  1. Of Blood and Bone (Chronicles of The One #2) by Nora Roberts
  2. The Atrocity Archives (Laundry Files #1) by Charles Stross
  3. Faithful★ by Alice Hoffmann
  4. Rapture in Death (In Death #4) by J. D. Robb
  5. The Jennifer Morgue (Laundry Files, #2) by Charles Stross
  6. The Fuller Memorandum (Laundry Files #3) by Charles Stross
  7. The Apocalypse Codex (Laundry Files #4) by Charles Stross
  8. Saturn’s Children (Freyaverse #1) by Charles Stross
  9. The Rhesus Chart (Laundry Files #5) by Charles Stross
  10. The Annihilation Score (Laundry Files, #6) by Charles Stross
  11. The Nightmare Stacks (Laundry Files, #7) by Charles Stross
  12. Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn ★ by Barbara Benson, Gale Zucker (Photographs)
  13. The Delirium Brief (Laundry Files #8) by Charles Stross
  14. Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire
  15. The Big Over Easy (Nursery Crime #1) by Jasper Fforde
  16. Words Into Type, 3rd Edition by Marjorie E Skillin and Robert M Gay
  17. The Labyrinth Index (Laundry Files, #9) by Charles Stross

List of Book Covers for titles read in June 2019


NetGalley Reviews

A ★ indicates I received the title through Netgalley, the FTC wants you to know.

  • Big Yarn, Beautiful Lace Knits: 20 Shawls, Hats, Ponchos, and More in Bulky Yarn ★ by Barbara Benson, Gale Zucker (Photographs)
    I admit, I was skeptical about this book, I’m a knitter who loves tiny needles and fine yarns. Would I like a book on chunky lace knits? Yes. You can find my full review at littleacorncreations.com, goodreads, and netgalley.
  • Faithful★ by Alice Hoffmann
    You can find my full review at goodreads and netgalley.
Other Recommendations
  • The Laundry Files by Charles Stross. I’m not sure what exactly drew me in to this series other than when I got sucked into the Merchant Princes Universe a few years ago I was unable to easily find the first book as digital download and was curious. Between the Lovecraftian twists, the computer science/maths geekery, with a side of poking at police drama it was good that I was able to grab all of the titles digitally from the library no matter what time it was.
  • Jasper Fforde’s Nursery Crime series. I love a good pun and everything about the first book, The Big Over Easy is absolutely delightful.
  • J. D. Robb’s In Death series. Once I get hooked on a set of characters I often keep going even if I can distill the book to a few pages. These are actually great to read at night as I have an impulse to read a certain amount before I can fall asleep and it doesn’t matter at all if I drift off for a chapter or three.

Next reads

I cleared my local library branch out of Seanan McGuire‘s books. I have to place a few holds to collect the rest. Today I’m a few chapters into of Ada Hoffmann‘s debut novel, The Outside and it’s tempting me to read it instead of writing this post or doing my work. On Tuesday I read the first novella in the Murderbot series by Martha Wells and will need to read the rest. Finally, my request to preview Vanishing Fleece by Clara Parkes was approved and I can’t wait to read it.